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Meets We’ve got a handful of meets in the near future, some overlapping. Let’s do a quick rundown of what’s left on the calendar. Speedo Sectionals (July 8-11)—This meet has turned bonkers, with the location, date, and time standards all having changed in the last 6 months. For those that have been emailed that haven’t yet declared their athletes (Halbach, Laube, Werwie), please do so ASAP. BAC / SPS Firecracker Finale (July 16, 18)—In response to the pool closure at Waukesha, we’ve created a plan to 1) get ALL our...

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Long Course Registration #4 Our final RSVP of the season will open Saturday morning. As with the previous registrations, you’ll RSVP on the event registration, not the season registration. If your swimmer doesn’t intend to train with the team this summer, you can opt out here. June 5-6 RSVP June 7-8 Group adjustment/pricing June 9 Registration opens for RSVP’d swimmers June 11 Registration opens for all others Friday Practice Change A small practice change Friday, June 4th as Gulf & Hotel groups will swim at the same time from 6:50-7:50pm...

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Sun Prairie Storm Storm Forecast May 15, 2021 Upcoming Practice Changes Any date not listed below is considered *normal schedule* Saturday, May 22nd--Alpha at Cherokee Country Club 7am, all other groups normal Wednesday, May 26th--G,K,H normal schedule, A,B,C Open Water Practice at Fall River (normal times) Thursday, May 27th--A normal schedule, G,K,H Open Water Practice at SPHS (normal times) Saturday, May 29th--No Practice Monday, May 31st--No Practice Wednesday, June 2nd--No Fall River Practice; 13&O Swim Open Water at Ripley Park 5:00-6:15; 12&U Open Water for interested Gulf, Kilo swimmers 6:15-7:15...

Michael White

Sun Prairie Storm Storm Forecast May 5, 2021 Long Course Registration #3 We’re very excited with the next registration, starting this Monday. Groups have longer practices, more options, at more reasonable times, with shorter drives and lower costs! It’s really exciting to see signs of things returning to normal training-wise. With meets getting added to the schedule as well, things are finally rolling again. Upcoming Practice Changes Any date not listed below is considered *normal schedule* Thursday, May 6th--(As Previously Announced) 4pm Bravo, 5:10 Gulf, 6:10 Lima--All at SPHS Friday,...

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Single Age State Cancelled The Wisconsin Swimming Board of Directors voted this week 8-4 in favor of cancelling the December State Meet. For the record: I was one of the votes in favor of cancelling the meet. The motion to cancel Regionals, 12&U February State, and 13&O State failed 5-7-1. As of now, we’re still going forward with those meets. Apparel Order Info Simply Swimming has put together an apparel order for families. As times are tough for all local businesses, we’re excited to offer this as a way to...

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Storm Forecast for October 26, 2020 Burracho’s Team Share Night As Storm continues to find ways to support local businesses and to raise money without trying to wear down the volunteer base, we’ve scheduled another eat out night. On Wednesday night, eat at Burracho’s from 4-8pm and mention you’re with Storm and we’ll earn a slice of the sale. Simply Swimming Order Simply Swimming has put up an order for swimsuits, bags, parkas, etc. Find everything here. Make sure you’re logged into the site to get team prices. Bulk Equipment...

This season will be a season of a few big changes.  The first change we’re ready to announce today: The move from Adidas Swim to TYR. When I started in Sun Prairie in 2014, I was quick to get our club signed with a major swim vendor.  I worked with the board and we researched several big companies, but I was personally intrigued by Adidas Swim.  We were a team finding its footing and Adidas Swim was doing the same.  In the three years since signing our contract with them,...

Sun Prairie Storm is proud to welcome Michael White as its New Full-Time Head Coach.  “As we enter this next chapter of our team's development, as a board we knew that the depth of experience that Michael brought to the table was needed to help the Storm achieve an even greater level of excellence!” Brad Gunnink, SPS Board President. “The foundation for the Sun Prairie Storm is strong, supported by a large group of swimmers and an excited and passionate base of involved parents.  I’m looking forward to the challenge...

Dear Storm Families, I have attached a link to Erik Olson's decision to this email. As you read it, I would like to clarify something that makes the Storm seem unwilling to meet with DFAC to work this out. We were unwilling to meet before any appeal because we thought it would set a dangerous precedence by allowing our team to be forced to accept some sort of compromise position on pool usage, rather than the position that is clearly spelled out in the board policy. We are and will...

Dear Storm Families, I want to let you know the Sun Prairie School administration has ruled on an appeal of the Deforest Aquatic Club for pool time at the SPHS pool. Erik Olson, the Assistant Superintendent, (email - [email protected]), reversed the decision of Phil Frei, Director of Business & Finance, who originally denied the appeal last week. Mr. Olson instead decided to give some of the pool time previously awarded to us on June 30th to DFAC, in direct opposition to the facility use policy adopted by the school board...